1st SAL.....Peg, Dale and I committed to stitching Anni Downs - A Gardener's Journal in March. I blogged about this on my blog thinking maybe one or 2 others may join us and lots of girls indicated an interest so I decided to start this blog where we can all encourage each other to meet the goals set along the way....March 2010 -March 2011...........
2nd SAL ......well so many of the girls wanted to continue on with another project and some new girls joined us and now approx 91 girls are stitching Natalie Bird's Tis the Season. March to Sept 2011...............
3rd SAL....many girls want to stick with the SAL so now we have moved onto Anni Downs Some Kind of Wonderful - My Favourite Things Quilt.......Oct 2011-Oct 2012.........
Where are we now.....
4th SAL 2013...is numerous smaller projects from the previous 2 books Tis the Season and Some Kind of Wonderful plus some projects from Red Home by Natalie Bird approx 60 ladies stitching together.........
2014 we had the year off..............
5th SAL 2015..........inspired to continue we are doing another quilt project.....Anni Downs newest quilt Natures Journey.....
Chookyblue........

Thursday, June 30, 2011

what's happening..........

If you read my blog you know I just went to the quilt show in Sydney..............had a fantastic time.................not long before I got to the quilt show at lunch time I got a text from Fiona which said "I found a good project for SAL" where was she.............she was at Anni's stand and looking at Anni's new book "Some Kind of Wonderful"..........I text back "U haven't been reading the SAL"
maybe some of you missed this post...........anyway I have thought more about it and quite a few of you have the book now and that is what we are moving onto after this SAL..............I know I won't get the things done from it if I don't have your hassling  support...........
added: WE ARE NOT STARTING THIS UNTIL AFTER THE CURRENT SAL FINISHES
Anni's stand was gorgeous as usual and she had all the quilts and projects from the book hanging around............
She also had some kits for the book projects so I got.....
this bag.........
a Needle book
and no pic but the little pincushion too.......
......mainly got the kits because I love the colours......and I didn't have the fabric for the stitchery bag above...........
email Anni if you want some fabric kits 
TIS THE SEASON.............
How is everyone going with the June Tis the Season blocks................I don't have mine done for my quilt (and it's not happening tonight) but I have stitched the June blocks and another set of blocks for 2 projects...........I used different colour threads and fabrics............i'll try and get some pics soon........
i'll get the blog sidebar updated very soon........but there are heaps of post while I was away..........we even passed 1000 posts on the SAL blog...........go girls...........
Keep Stitching............
Chookyblue...........

June Blocks

Just scraping in by the skin of my teeth. Smile

mice, elfelfmice

They have been stitched for a while but I’ve been flat chat making birthday gifts & I’ve done hardly any blogging of late. My dd loved her lap quilt I gave her last Sunday & I still have a top secret project underway. My July blocks are already done but I’ll post them in July.

There has been an issue with these 2 blocks with the contrast, so many light things on the light background. They are a bit easier to see in ‘real life’ but I may restitch the mice in a darker grey.

If you’d like to see dd Emma’s lap quilt, I did blog about it, here:
http://mollys-meanderings.blogspot.com/

cheers, Jan

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Block B...A Gardeners Journal!!!

Much excitement here...Presenting Block B complete!!!
What fun this is to put together...I'm loving choosing the fabrics to go with the stitcheries...
have tried to use fabrics that I have from Anni's shop back when I used to live in Bathurst...



My arm is on the mend...
the physio says I should notice a difference between now and Christmas...
Doc says it will take 12 months to get full function back (maybe not all)...
so patiently waiting...(and still can't get round to do my apron up)!!!

Happy Stitching everyone...Hope to be back in a while with Block C...Dzintra

TTS blocks for June..

Still using Bliss Fabrics...
cheers
Maree

June Done!

I finished my June blocks over the weekend. Almost forgot to show you! I don't know if I've got the correct order for the blocks we are doing, but I did two anyway. *grin*

I'm really enjoying doing this project. It's just so quick and easy.

Have a great day, Everyone!

Sandy H




Just a little late....

Here are my two blocks for May......

I know my blocks are sewn out of order too... which I just notice!!!

Getting old I think!!!!

I will catch up because I am

'SUPER SANDY'

So I better stop talking and get on with my sewing.....


Happy quilting


Sandyn




GETTING CLOSER TO THE FINISH


I am enjoying the journey stitching the blocks and will be pleased to have a lovely wall hanging as the end result. My June blocks are finally finished.

It's Here!

This was waiting on my doorstep when I got home from work yesterday.....

 
This is what was inside......
Lynette Andersons Scandinavian Christmas Fabric.....
There are Stars........
And Hearts......
And Spots.....
And Mushroons....These are adorable.....
Snowflakes......
More Hearts.....
And this great print with Santa's, Reindeers, Trees and Houses....
Sorry Girls but I am just a tad excited
and  had to show you the whole range.....*Grin*
I just love it!
I will be using this to make my "Tis the Season Quilt"
Better go and get cracking as I am way behind.....
Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate

Monday, June 27, 2011

Finished ...

I finished my quilt a few days ago and although I posted about it on my blog I forgot about posting it here :)


I'm quite happy with how it turned out, although I should have been more accurate when I trimmed the stitchery blocks, a couple were a bit large which in turn made it a bit difficult when it came to putting all the blocks together, as some of them were a smidgen larger than others.  I'm planning to make at least one of the projects from the Tis the Season book, I quite like the look of the Christmas Angels Hanging Pocket.

Already quilting

This time I have a picture without the cat, lol.
The top is finished and I already started to quilt it. Hopefully I can show you the finsihed quilt soon.

Have a nice day
Sabine

Sunday, June 26, 2011

All blocks COMPLETED

My last three blocks are all completed
The ONLY nice mice are STITCHED mice

I won't get to finish stitching them all together for a few weeks.



Donna please add another 3 (three) to my list....

Finished my top

Hello everybody, så my top is done .. it was just great to make this project. Hugs from sunny Denmark. Rosane

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Completed Blocks!!!

Somewhat late really .... but here are some of my first completed blocks!  I have finally got around to stitching the borders on to them!    Watch this space .... there will be more coming in the next little while!     I have been very inspired by all of the posts showing what amazing work you are all doing!  And also having seen a couple of finished Tis The Season quilts at the Craft Show spurred me along too!!



All my stitching has been worked in 2 strands of the variegated red DMC thread which I quite like using!


And I'm using a bit of a variety of fabrics!


Not sure about the checks - but not to worry!  



Finally

I have had these blocks done since the beginning of the month, today I finally posted this message, hey, can't rush these things

Two more finished

 Hi Chooky another two stitcheries to mark off
please.
Gee we are nearly there.
These stitcheries have been so much fun and what
a great way of tackling them,two each month you have it finished before you realise.
cheers shez

Friday, June 24, 2011

Put together...

My blocks are together now and waiting for the borders. I have decided what to do for the borders and now I just have to see if I have enough fabric left! The new fabric I have introduced as the sashing looks black in this photo, but it is actually navy blue in real life. I'm hoping to quilt it next week!

Midsummer Greetings from Finland


Hello Dear Stitching Friends all over the world!
 Time flies and it's already midsummer... 
... and before we even notice it's Chris....
 

 Last week I finished my one and only TIS block for June. 
My plan is to stitch only 12 blocks... so I have four left... 
After Tis the Season -block I was ready to stitch the first row of the blocks together... ;)))

See you again in July... I wish you now...
HAPPY STITCHINGS!!!

- Satu -
PS. Chookyblue: I have now done 8 blocks;)

Final blocks 10, 11 and 12!!

I have done all the blocks now and here are blocks 10, 11 and 12. I am going to sew them together tomorrow and then it will be working out how to quilt it.
This has been such fun and thanks so much Chooky for organising the stitch along. I didnt think I would keep up but I did and I am really pleased with my blocks and will be hanging it up this Christmas.

Thanks heaps and hugs to all.....
from The Pickledish Patch

Break!

I must admit, I've had a long break from stitching TTS and  from blogging. In May all my stitcheries were done. I put them in a box and kind of forgot (ignored) them. Yesterday I decided it was time to continue...

This is made from stash fabrics alone, and now I have to find a nice borderfabric - or two.

Maria